As I’ve mentioned in the last couple of posts, we’re in the middle of a sunny spell up here in the North. But along with the sunshine, comes in the inevitable wind. Being so close to the coast, you can’t escape it. I’ve been thinking for some time now, how to capture a shot to show the wind. I’ve no idea why I thought of it, but today, something made me think of washing on a line. Now, no-one is interested in seeing my laundry on blowing in the wind, so I chose the blanket from our sofa instead. It provided a nice contrast to be green grass, the bright blue sky and the pastel colours of the house. Also the straight lines on the blanket really emphasised the movement in the wind.
So, really easy to set up, and pretty easy to shoot, the camera setup was f/3.5, 1/640sec exposure and ISO-100. The bright sunlight again helped to bring the bright colours out in the shot, so I didn’t need to do much in Photoshop, only a slight rotation and crop was needed to give it a slightly different look. The only thing I’d change in the shot is that I missed the bottom right corner of the blanket. If I’d caught that in the image too it’d have been exactly what I was wanting. But of the 100 or so shots that I’d taken, that was the best shape created by the wind, so I decided to stick with it anyway.
Pretty straight forward today, but I like the final image, so I’m not going to complain!
Thanks for reading.